THE Diomed Stakes is traditionally one of the curtain-raisers on Derby Day at Epsom, but this year it took pride of place at Newbury on Saturday, and provided Simon and Ed Crisford with the biggest win of their fledgling training partnership.

The 5/1 chance Century Dream proved too resolute for race favourite King Of Comedy under a fine front-running ride from James Doyle, thereby reprising the horse’s win in the same event in 2018.